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26. Re: Oklahoma Sucks Jan 27, 2008, 14:12 Warhawk
 
Actually a Smart is safer than an F-150. Bigger is not always safer, most full size trucks and SUV's are more of a death trap than small cars. Full sized trucks (SUV's are classified as trucks BTW) are exempt from some crash testing.

Ford F-150 crash test at 40MPH: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4188150639969807675

Smart crash test at 70MPH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbBo1UPbloI

Smart offset frontal crash vs. full size car: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnVNUvixWUQ

I would much rather be in the Smart than the F-150

OK, but that is not my truck. I have the 2006, which is much safer than the older model you were watching.

And I am not talking about running into a wall, I am talking about running into a smart car. Big difference. Difference in mass can play a huge role in deceleration experienced by the respective drivers (like a bowling ball hitting a bocci ball) - obviously not an elastic collision, but momentum does play a part.

http://www.lotpro.com/cars/2006/ford/f-150/safety/

http://www.automotive.com/2006/12/ford/f-150/safety/index.html

http://www.edmunds.com/used/2006/ford/f150/100613428/safety.html


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